Pronunciation: (krip"tō-ko-kō'sis), [key]
a disease caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans, chiefly found in soil contaminated by pigeon droppings, and characterized by lesions, esp. of the nervous system and lungs. Also called European blastomycosis, torulosis.
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